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  1. 4 points

    Goldfish are underrated.

    It's hard to argue how good a white fish is against a black background! Can't wait for this baby to grow into a deeper body and longer fins. Such a pretty and underrated fishy. Looks great in the living room!
  2. 4 points
    Hey all, recently moved and delving into the hobby a bit more, started the fish room under the new house and have about 12 ponds out back. I've got the bug again so i'm starting to upload videos again like i used to, have a looky if you like your Natives n such Cam Also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PrecisionAquaticz/
  3. 4 points
    SPRING Has Sprung! OK! So, its actually been wet & drizzly today (and I'm warming myself up with a plate of fried Haloumi cheese - Lime & Parsley flavoured!). But progress has been made! The blue Winter cover has been peeled back into a shapeless mass - just waiting for me to fold it neatly and stack it away. The polystyrene pallets are in the carport and will be hoisted back up into the rafters tomorrow. And finally, the GPGs are highly visible during their ramblings around the Billabong. They have shown themselves to be very shy, and I had to hide behind the polystyrene bits to take candid photos... The best I could do as they surfaced and swam around was to count 15; I'm sure there's more :-) Stay Farcebooked, Instagrummed, and Twitter-fied; and you won't see any of the unfolding story of Spring / Summer! Updates only available on QLDAF ! Regards, Grover (Might even go for a swim tomorrow if it turns sunny! I noticed one of the giant terracotta pleco caves is 5ft down rather than sitting on the ledge. GPGs are too strong for their own good!)
  4. 3 points

    Show us your ferals

    I don't mind doing a bit of nocturnal dip netting. I "dispatched" a pair of Pearl Cichlids last night from Twin bridges, Brisbane River near Fernvale. Its my local, I only live just up the road. I'm used to seeing the tillys but these are the first Pearls I have managed to nail. I guess they were on a nest. Cheers, Dave. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. 3 points
    Last Update from Cape Town... "They're fish Jim, but not as we know them!" Cheers, Grover (Next stop, Drakensberg Mountains)
  6. 3 points

    marine on cf

    @Craigoit's not the first marine tank I have had its about the 5th it's the first one on cf all the rest where sumped the the wife got pissed with the nose from the over flow
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  9. 3 points
    GPG Feeding Time... This morning's feeding frenzy ! Grover
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    Apistogramma Picture Thread

    Some of my current Apistos.. Got more species, but they wont sit still!.. These are mostly the males from my pairs.. Borelli Opals Macmasteri "Super Reds" with fry Bitaeniata Agassizzii "Gold Fire Red" Baenschi "Inka 50" That will do for now... Will throw more species up later..
  11. 3 points

    4x3x2 Reefy tank

    4x3x2 coming along like a boss
  12. 3 points

    Dying fish new tank

    another amazing thing is why people do not do any research themselves before buying fish and tanks etc, takes 2 seconds these days to find out all the info they need.......... little bit of ownership goes along way
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    Dying fish new tank

    Still amazes me to this day that customers buying and setting up new tanks are not sold a basic ammonia/nitrite/nitrate test kit as a compulsory purchase with the tank....... Or even keeping any fish at all at any stage without one...... shit that doesnt make sense ,it makes me a bit angry when shit doesnt make any sense.... it's just dumb weird shit
  14. 3 points

    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg Tank

    Geos growing out in another tank, nearly big enough for the Ray tank, colours are POPPING
  15. 3 points

    sick cichlids

    everything is perfect, water is fine, and the specialists have checked, you can close the thread now
  16. 2 points
    Another Update: The wineries are really good here in RSA. Here's some koi doing their bit to raise the status of wine-drinking surroundings! Cheeereers Grover
  17. 2 points

    marine on cf

    In the last marine tank I had I did one about every 2 to 3 weeks and used nsw
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  19. 2 points
    Apistogramma are a small fish, but do well in a large tank. You can get the full behaviour. One of my favourite setups was a four foot tank with A cacatoides in it. 2 M 4 F. 1 male was dominant and had three girls going and would go and visit each in turn. The other M had one girl. The behaviour was fascinating. General rule 1 square foot per female. Steve
  20. 2 points
    Hey grover....the billabong needs one of these......im thinking of getting one to video natives and ferals in the local creeks....seems a better option than a go pro its only about 100mm long and has remote distance of 5 m ..means i dont have to get wet slipping on rocks to retrieve go pro......again
  21. 2 points
    Back from Furlough... New idea for Giant Gourami fish pond ;-) Not a lot of action to report from the Billabong over the past few months; but with Spring arriving the blue cover will come off and the spring/Summer activities commence. Cheers, Grover Tell the truth - you didn't even know I was gone for nearly 3 months !
  22. 2 points
    Been a puddle pirate for over 50 years.....IMO this is the best way to catch natives You can buy(or make) dilly net (one on the right can be bought on eBay) mesh needs to be mozzie net size or slightly larger Find a bridge or log across a creek you want to fish put 100mm of water into the bottom of a bucket...for fish you catch lower dilly net into water.....if its shallow it can sit on the bottom.....deeper water let it sit half a meter below the water Get a loaf of bread....roll the bread into small balls no bigger than a fingernail so it sinks throw ball of doe (squashed bread) into the wall one ball at a time....10-20 seconds apart. Rainbows, Blue eyes and gudgeons(but also gambusia, swordtails and tilapia)will come and pick at bread as it sinks throw bread so it ends in the net, no drama if the odd one misses. Depends on how patient you are to how much bread you use. the more throws the bigger fish arrive to see whats happening When you are ready pull dilly net out of the water.....select what you want, destroy any non native species and return the rest.....repeat
  23. 2 points

    Discus set up

    Thay are doing good @raycam01_au has helped me with some things got some worming stuff where to get it from
  24. 2 points

    Aquarium Expos/ Aquascaping expos

    The best place to check would be facebook . I do not know of any planted tank shows or plant expo s in SEQ , but I do not have facebook , If I get facebook I will have to take my tinfoil hat off !
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    Discus set up

    Thanks @raycam01_au I've ordered some will be here next week